Arts in the Community
POETRY & PROSE WORKSHOP:
In this reading and writing session students will investigate their own heritage and culture as they answer the questions: What is your name? Who are you? How do you describe your neighborhood? Responses use both prose and poetry.
Storytelling: Students will be instructed in the art of telling the story. In some case students will use their efforts from the session on prose and poetry to develop the expression of the narrative.
This workshop emphasizes the use of the camera and of print to document the process of investigating participants’ heritage during this series. Activity is spread through the series.
In this workshop students will be given basic instruction in the steps of publishing. The records produced used during previous sessions will form a resource for this documentation.
In this workshop students will be introduced to basic steps and forms of the dance. Concentration and practice will be on the style of the Caribbean and the Diaspora.
ART WORKSHOP: Including Mask Making
This session will comprise of an exhibition of current art forms and the use by students of use different media.
Drumming: This hands on session will emphasize the art of drumming
Music Literacy: Music/Singing – Basic Musical notation – voice control – and steps in piano playing.
Steel Pan: This session will introduce students to the history and dynamics of the steel pan. Students will be encouraged to learn simple tunes.
Song: The music art of the folksong: Students will learn songs relative to the Caribbean.
Each workshop has a reading-writing component in addition to practice.
LATE PICK-UP & EARLY DROP OFF:
Separate fee based arrangements at a local child care service may be made for those campers arriving early and leaving late.
Each student will be provided with all materials for workshops and a tee shirt.
The series is aimed at children and youth from 5 to 12 years old.
There is a qualified nurse available.
FOR INFORMATION & REGISTRATION:
Please contact the Secretariat
Guyana Cultural Association of New York, Inc.
1368 E89 Street, Suite 2
Brooklyn, New York 11236
800 774 5762
TAKE A LOOK AT SOME PHOTOGRAPHS FROM PREVIOUS YEARS OF OUR GCA HERITAGE CAMP